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Let's Bottle Bohemia

Thrills Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B0002JKPOU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Whatever Happened To Corey Haim? 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Faded Beauty Queens 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Not For All The Love In The World 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Our Wasted Lives 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Found My Rosebud 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Curse Of Comfort 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Irish Keep Gate-Crashing 3:090.99  Buy MP3 

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With their second album coming in at just over 35 minutes, no one could ever accuse the Thrills of going prog--Let's Bottle Bohemia sticks to the retro formula of the three-and-a-half-minute pop song, making it hugely accessible and instantly likeable.

The opener "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" is a bit of a tease as the first chord crashes in like George Harrison's on "A Hard Days Night", then develops a Bowie-esque, glam swagger before hopping back to upbeat guitar pop for the rest of the album. Still sounding roughly as they did on So Much for the City, their style has developed more of its own identity, partly due to the lack of obvious American influences that recurred throughout their debut. "Faded Beauty Queens" and "You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines" are insanely catchy, reminiscent of "Don't Steal Our Sun" and "Big Sur"; "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim" is a rousing Phil Spector-esque wall of beautifully arranged sound; and "Not for All the Love in the World" is a rhythm-heavy ballad, led by a booming piano, the only downbeat song on the album. The album closer and sure to be live favourite is "The Irish Keep Gatecrashing", another catchy, almost jig-like number with a fantastic falsetto and harmonies in the chorus, a perfect way to finish the album. If Lets Bottle Bohemia needed to be summed up in one phrase it would have to be "quality over quantity". --David Trueman

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THE THRILLS Lets Bottle Bohemia (2004 UK 11-track CD album including the single Whatever Happened To Corey Haim? plus hidden track A City Of Long Nights)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Let's Bottle... nothing much really... 27 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was disappointed with this album after enjoying the Thrills great debut 'So much for the City' with it's strong retro US west coast influences, but this album sounds like a band trying to leave that genre behind and as a result not really sure what they want to be. With the notable exception of the excellent opening track and catchy single 'what ever happened to etc...' this second album lacks any real energy or spark. The problem is that this album constantly sounds like a diluted version of many other bands and lacks originality and a memorable melody. I listened to this album intensely only last week and I can't give you a hook or chorus from any of it. This album is proof that there is no future in basing your career sounding like the past because you can't progress. Better luck next time guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the 1st..... 18 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is as good if not better than the first. The overall sound is rougher but altogether more coherent and geared to being played live. Not For All The Love In The World is probably the stand out track but this is one of those where you enjoy different tracks on subsequent listens. One you can listen to over and over......Enjoy!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A steady return 13 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
The first thing that you must realise is that this album is not alot different to the Thrills' debut "so Much For The City". The sunshine pop that haunted the band has sort of gone, but this is still a collection of songs mainly influenced by 60's/70's american pop music.Connor Deasys' lyrics are becoming more adventurous and the rewards are a much more grown up album than the first.
This reveiw is a little biased as I am a massive fan of the band but I am really impressed by the new album. I felt the tempo of the first album was a little bit all over the place- slow song, fast song, slow song etc. The new album on the other hand flows along with great ease and even though it lasts just short of 45 minutes, listening to the whole album is as easy as listening to a single.
Some, infact most of the music press has slated this album but I recommend it very highly. It may not be the soundtrack to the summer like the last album but "Lets Bottle Bohemia" is surely going to make this autumn a whole lot more enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year? 13 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well that's what I think! Far more confident and consistent than "So Much For the City", this album may not be as instant, but after a couple of listens you can't imagine your record collection without it! Hard to pick highlights from an album littered with 'em, but my personal faves are "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?", "Not For All The Love In The World" and "Faded Beauty Queens". Keep listening at the end for an extra hidden track and a gorgeous instrumental surprise. Sublime!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Whatever did happen to Corey Haim? 10 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Thrills are back and sound better than ever. Unlike their debut 'So much for the city' this album comes across better as an album rather than the singles and filler tracks which made up most of their last. Bright and breezy, it makes one think it is summer all over again and having seen them preform live, they're great at putting on a cracking show. Highlights include 'Whatever happened to Corey Haim?' and 'The Curse of Comfort' a strong contender as the next single. Listening to 'Corey Haim' made everyone become more aware of the child star who suddenly disappeared from the limelight. Certainly it made me think where he had got to and I am sure this single attracted a lot of publicity for him. 'The Curse of Comfort' featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M is a delight and just goes to show they are still coming up with catchy but simple tunes unlike other bands who struggle to make a follow up. Overall a superb album and a must buy for everyone to have in their CD collection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sunny Pop from the Irish Trill Boys 13 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
Continuing where their last album "So Much for the City" left off, big songs, big productions,intelligent writing, lots of Oohs and sighs,jangley guitars, great album full of singles. A must buy album for everyone who appreciates a good tune and a bouncy beat.
60s, 70 and 90s Pop all mixed together. Wonderful Stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sunshine Stateless 9 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
The Thrills first album The "Thrills": "So Much for the City" for Guitar Tablaturewas a superbly crafted tribute to the sunny pop of 60's, and this album continues this format excellently. The major twist with this album is behind the bright jangling piano and guitar, the lyrics are far darker, recording late nights and disillusionment with the Hollywood dream. Late nights and transient celebrity are common themes, with the most blatant example being "Whatever happened to Corey Haim?"
This album covers much of the same themes of dirty bars and fading beauty which is familiar to listeners of Lou Reed and Tom Waits, but with a fantastic juxtaposition with highly catchy pop. Excellent listening, with the follow up Teenager, also worth getting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album 30 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
A great album. A lot more varied in subject matter than their first album 'So much for the City'.

This is a favorite album of mine, more so than their first. This is somehow more polished, still nice and angsty, more flexible, shows the talent of the musicians to a better extent. Lead vocals seem so good. Writing has taken a different turn too, and i prefer their usage of lyrics this to their first album.

If i had to advise you? Get all 3 albums. You won't be disappointed!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant summer album, its got it all!!!!!!!!
Really loved this album, even better than the first one. Great summer feel to it,and a great mixture of tracks. Read more
Published on 23 May 2007 by Mark McCleary
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then the first album
Firstly I don't understand why this album has such dissapointing reviews, its absolutley wonderful. I own the first album and wasn't overly impressed, but I bought Bohemia anyway... Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2007 by L. Moore
1.0 out of 5 stars Let's Bottle Bohemia - The Thrills
I have never felt the urge to write a review before but this album has nudged me into action.
The Thrills' previous album was one of my favourite albums of 2003. Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2005 by Adrian Prescott
1.0 out of 5 stars The Thrills....How ironic
The thrills....How Ironic, from a band that sounds like songs being put in slow motion. A boring, lifeless Album from A boring, Lifeless Band. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2005 by LordMetal
2.0 out of 5 stars What a pity!
I really liked The Thrills first album, but this one I just did not enjoy. Out of all the tracks I think three are really good and well worth a listen; Whatever Happened to Corey... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Conor is a legend!
I am The biggest thrills fan and i think this particular album is a master piece. this album has everythink you want Indie , easylistening, and alternative rock beacaus this has it... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
this is an excellent album, other reviewers have listed all the obvious tracks like "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim" but have failed to mention one of the better songs of the... Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2004 by "deathinvegas"
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The Thrills follow up to So Much For The City sees more of the same Neil Young and Beach Boys vibe as was in the first album. Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2004 by "andyh218"
1.0 out of 5 stars Let's bottle the thrills
The mellow and innocent songs which saved "so much for the city" have faded from this album, and left behing the hectic pop that also made an apperance from the last album. Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2004 by "boltrider2003"
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